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Full Throttle

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
84
4.1
Macintosh
80
3.8
Windows
80
4.1

User Reviews

Cinematic cartoony bikes can be hazardous to gameplay DOS אולג 小奥 (170795)
Great experience; poor adventure game Windows Scytale (38)
How the hell does LucasArts manage to create such perfect games? DOS *Katakis* (37821)
Full Throttle is a masterpiece, and one of my all time favourite games. DOS Kadath Bird (706)
A classic must play, but not without its own flaws DOS Locut0s (598)
A highly polished, original and concise game Windows RussS (781)
This game is one baddass mofo... DOS Zovni (9355)
Yet another fine addition to the LucasArts library of adventure games. DOS Ray Soderlund (3500)
Another Gem From LucasArts Windows ETJB (447)
"It's a chopper, baby!" DOS James Hicks (20)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
DOS 254 4.1
Macintosh 22 3.8
Windows 66 4.1
Combined MobyScore 342 4.0


The Press Says

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100
DOSThe DOS Spirit
Til slutt vil jeg fri til Lucasart: Fantastiske spill er noe som ikke gror på trær, og når jeg hørte at Full Throttle 2 var i produksjon for så å bli kansellert igjen, døde en liten beinhard motorsykkeldude inni meg. Jeg trenger å være beinhard igjen, vær så snill, gi meg Full Throttle 2! Jeg trenger bare ett lite skudd med motorsykkel og eksos, LucasArt du har meg på mine knær.
100
DOSHigh Score
Virgin har lyckats ta en gammal spelidé och göra ett helskönt spel trots att det inte innehåller några egentliga nyheter.
93
DOSPelit
Lyhyys korostuu vielä entisestään, koska suurin osa pelin ongelmista ratkeaa helposti. Suurempia ongelmia oli vain parissa kohdassa ja nekin selvitti kun vähän mietti. Helppous voi johtua myös siitä, että pelissä on käytettäviä tavaroita hyvin vähän. Myös liiankin helpotettu ja rajoittunut käyttöliittymä on syynä siihen, etteivät ongelmat ole kovin monimutkaisia.
93
MacintoshMac Gamer
When deciding on whether or not to buy movies, you have to determine if you'll watch them enough times to get your money's worth. For computer games, replay value is very important (especially since computer games cost much more than VHS movies). However, once in a great while, a gem comes along that beckons you to buy it. Full Throttle should be that gem. Although you'll know what happens on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th time you play it, Full Throttle is so entertaining that you might want to invite friends over and "watch" the game unfold. It's better than most action movies I've seen in a while, and the dialog is intelligent, yet pertinent to the story and its characters. I say "FLOOR IT" and get FullThrottle.
92
DOSPC Team
Toujours est-il que les qualités graphiques et sonores de Full throttle, alliées à un scénario démentiel, en font un jeu incontournable.
92
DOSJoystick (French)
Les mauvaises langues pourraient dire que Lucas Arts se la coule douce avec les différentes adaptations de l'univers de Star Wars. Pas du tout, ils savent aussi innover pour réveiller le côté rebelle qui sommeille en nous. Beau, jouable, prenant, Full Throttle est la nouvelle référence des jeux d'aventure.
92
DOSAdventure Lantern
As a whole, Full Throttle is a greatly entertaining adventure. The game tells an interesting and very engaging story that should keep you interested from start to finish. With a colorful cast of characters, excellent voice acting, a fitting soundtrack, stylish cartoon-like graphics, and a healthy dose of humor, Full Throttle manages to deliver a very successful road adventure. The mini-games and the timed sequences might put off some players. The game is also fairly short and can be completed in just a few hours. However, it is still a thoroughly fun ride and can be easily recommended to fans of third-person point-and-click adventure games. If you have not played it yet, try and get a hold of a copy. You will be in for a treat.
91
MacintoshJust Adventure
It is incredible to realize that LucasArts released so many quality adventure games and Full Throttle is certainly one of them. The game has great atmosphere and style. Ben is a likable fellow and makes a good - if slightly atypical - adventure hero. Full Throttle may not be a "pure" adventure with its arcade elements and timed sequences but it is fun to play - and that's what really matters most. The age of this game shows a bit (especially in the graphics department) but even so, Full Throttle remains a game worth playing.
91
DOSJust Adventure
It is incredible to realize that LucasArts released so many quality adventure games and Full Throttle is certainly one of them. The game has great atmosphere and style. Ben is a likable fellow and makes a good - if slightly atypical - adventure hero. Full Throttle may not be a "pure" adventure with its arcade elements and timed sequences but it is fun to play - and that's what really matters most. The age of this game shows a bit (especially in the graphics department) but even so, Full Throttle remains a game worth playing.
91
WindowsJust Adventure
It is incredible to realize that LucasArts released so many quality adventure games and Full Throttle is certainly one of them. The game has great atmosphere and style. Ben is a likable fellow and makes a good - if slightly atypical - adventure hero. Full Throttle may not be a "pure" adventure with its arcade elements and timed sequences but it is fun to play - and that's what really matters most. The age of this game shows a bit (especially in the graphics department) but even so, Full Throttle remains a game worth playing.
90
DOSComputer Gaming World (CGW)
No, FULL THROTTLE is great to listen to and even better to look at. Ironically, its weakest point is its gameplay, and its gameplay isn't even all that weak, just somewhat less challenging and more obvious than it might have been. The puzzles are fine, but on the whole they are overshadowed by all of the game's extended movie and action sequences. On the bright side, this makes FULL THROTTLE an ideal starter game for someone new to interactive fiction or who, for whatever reason, might be put off by more taxing gameplay. As for expert gamers, all they have to do is look at FULL THROTTLE as a highly interactive movie rather than as a perhaps overly simple traditional adventure game, and it all falls into place. FULL THROTTLE offers an easy ride, but the scenery's terrific, the story's exciting, and even at its simplest the game's not a pushover. All but the most demanding gamers will find much here to enjoy.
90
DOSGamesCollection
E' un gioco davvero meritevole, che non potrà mancare di divertire. Purtroppo rispetto ad altri titoli Lucas è più corto, ma questo fatto potrebbe giovare a coloro che non hanno voglia di stare troppo dietro ad un gioco. Per godervi un VERO capolavoro "alla Schafer" dovrete attendere il 1998, quando Grim Fandango farà il suo debutto.
90
DOSPower Unlimited
Als Full Throttle een voedselreclame was in plaats van een extreem cool bikerspel, dan zou men het met recht een uitgebalanceerd product noemen met precies de goede verhouding tussen de ingrediënten puzzels, akties en filmpjes.
90
DOSPC Gamer
What kind of game does a 200-pound biker choose to star in? Any one he wants to, of course.
88
DOSPower Play
Wow! LucasArts enttäuscht die hohen Erwartungen an "Vollgas" nicht. Die perfekt eingefangene Biker-Atmosphäre würde auch Peter Fonda Spaß machen. Wobei sich das Spiel erfreulicherweise selbst nicht allzu ernst nimmt. Mein einziger Kritikpunkt an diesem "Interactive Road-Movie" ist der zu einfach geratene Schwierigkeitsgrad. Selbst unerfahrene Adventure-Spieler zocken "Vollgas" an einem Wochenende locker durch.
88
DOSComing Soon Magazine
Since their first adventure game, LucasArts has never failed to produce exciting and innovative games from the old Maniac Mansion back in the 80's, to Full Throttle, their latest game. As oppose to their previous games, Full Throttle draws you into a reality that is close to our own. There are no tentacles, no pirate's ghosts of any kind and no Indiana Jones. Instead, you play the role of Ben, the leader of an outlaw biker gang called the Polecats.
87
DOSGameSpot
Featuring a superb story that borrows from the cult films Easy Rider and Mad Max, Full Throttle is arguably LucasArts' finest graphic adventure creation. While the graphics are only slightly better than they were in Sam & Max Hit the Road and Day of the Tentacle (the company's latest additions to this category), Full Throttle does feature 3-D rendered objects on its familiar jagged and blocky screens.
87
WindowsGameSpot
Although many gamers have criticized this title as being too short, Full Throttle's amusing story and well-developed characters make this shortcoming easy to overlook. I am eagerly awaiting a sequel.
85
MacintoshJeuxvideo.com
Full Throttle n’est peut-être pas le plus célèbre des jeux d’aventure Lucasarts. Pourtant, ce serait une erreur de l’oublier, car il fait partie de ces jeux qui vous plongent dans un univers unique et qui vous marquent pour longtemps. Et ce, que vous appréciiez l’univers des bikers ou non. Ambitieux de par sa réalisation, drôle et captivant, il pèche par sa courte durée de vie… mais reste jouissif du début à la fin. De plus il est aujourd’hui disponible pour une poignée d’euros. Alors qu’attendez-vous ? En selle !
85
DOSJeuxvideo.com
Full Throttle n’est peut-être pas le plus célèbre des jeux d’aventure Lucasarts. Pourtant, ce serait une erreur de l’oublier, car il fait partie de ces jeux qui vous plongent dans un univers unique et qui vous marquent pour longtemps. Et ce, que vous appréciiez l’univers des bikers ou non. Ambitieux de par sa réalisation, drôle et captivant, il pèche par sa courte durée de vie… mais reste jouissif du début à la fin. De plus il est aujourd’hui disponible pour une poignée d’euros. Alors qu’attendez-vous ? En selle !
85
DOSElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
The game was nonstop fun! I was very pleased with both the graphics and the sound. The only noticeable drawbacks were that the puzzles could have been a little more challenging and the game could have been longer.
83
WindowsEntertainment Weekly
Along the way, you're treated to a terrific soundtrack from biker band Gone Jackals, some bracing chopper-to-chopper combat scenes (imagine Street Fighter II on wheels), and clever deadpan humor. On the whole, Full Throttle is heavier on strategy than action — but if it's action you wanted, you'd be riding a real Harley, wouldn't you?
80
MacintoshJoystick (French)
D'une réalisation en tout point impeccable, Full Throttle est un jeu d'aventure drôle, très plaisant et qui décoiffe. On en veut encore !
80
DOSAdventure Classic Gaming
All in all, Full Throttle is a good, though flawed, adventure game, full of character and atmosphere. An experienced gamer familiar with the genre can play through it in about 6 hours, the majority of which will be spent enjoying puzzles rather being frustrated by them. Full Throttle can be credited as among the few classic games that have worked to raise the bar on storytelling and production quality in adventure games, a bar that Tim Schafer goes on to raise again 3 years later with Grim Fandango.
80
DOSPC Player (Germany)
Während Full Throttle somit das ideale Programm ist, um Computerspektiker eines besseren zu belehren, dürfte sich mancher Spieleveteran veräppelt vorkommen. Man sollte sich gut überlegen, ob einem das kurze, aber spannende Biker-Abenteuer das Geld wert ist. Ich meine: Ja! Denn nach einem guten Kinofilm ärgere ich mich schließlich auch nicht, wenn die Zeit wie im Flug vergangen ist.
78
DOSRPGFan
Full Throttle isn’t the worst, or the best, graphical adventure out there. Lucas Arts has pumped out so many of the blasted things that you can probably find something else from them that you’d rather play, but if you do manage to pick this game up it’s not a total loss. My recommendation is that FT is for those gamers seeking to own every Lucas Arts title ever made or for those looking for a low budget midlife crisis. To all others, consider yourself warned.
78
WindowsRPGFan
Full Throttle isn’t the worst, or the best, graphical adventure out there. Lucas Arts has pumped out so many of the blasted things that you can probably find something else from them that you’d rather play, but if you do manage to pick this game up it’s not a total loss. My recommendation is that FT is for those gamers seeking to own every Lucas Arts title ever made or for those looking for a low budget midlife crisis. To all others, consider yourself warned.
73
WindowsAdventurearchiv
Nicht umsonst ist Tim Schäfer einer der Stars im Adventure-Bereich. Mit einem Roadmovie im Comic-Stil ist es ihm wieder gelungen, ein originelles Spiel zu produzieren, welches es in der Form sicher noch nicht gegeben hat und sich alleine daher von der hohen Anzahl der damals erschienen Adventures abhebte. Das Spiel lebt sehr stark von seiner Geschichte, denn die Story ist wirklich extrem spannend und wird noch einmal durch den rasanten Handlungsablauf vorangetrieben.
73
DOSPC Games (Germany)
Gerade LucasArts ist für die Spieltiefe seiner Adventures bekannt. Wer sich für rund 100 Mark Monkey Island, Indiana Jones oder Sam & Max anschaffte, konnte sicher sein, daß er etliche Tage mit der Lösung des Adventures beschäftigt sein würde. Dessen sollte man sich bei LucasArts eigentlich auch bewußt sein. In Anbetracht der fast lächerlichen Spieltiefe und der Puzzles auf eher unterem Niveau darf man fragen, ob das Skript zu Vollgas überhaupt an den bisherigen Hits des Herstellers gemessen wurde.
72
DOSGameStar (Germany)
Die Story von rauhbeinigen Rockern und gelackten Bösewichtern fesselt nicht nur Motorradfans. In Sachen Rätseldichte ist Vollgas aber das nach Loom schwächste LucasArts- Adventure. Für Einsteiger ist es empfehlenswert, Profis sollten sich auf ein kurzes, aber recht intensives Spielerlebnis einstellen.
70
DOSCD Player
Nicht wenige Adventure-Fans werfen LucasArts vor, mit Vollgas die eigenen Ideale verraten zu haben: Was Puzzles und Spieltiefe anbelangt, ist das Biker-Abenteuer ein Leichtgewicht. Ich sehe das aber anders: Die renommierten Grafikadventure-Profis dachten bei Full Throttle gezielt an Einsteiger sowie Leute, die einfach eine Geschichte genießen wollen, ohne sich wochenlang an Puzzles die Zähne auszubeißen. Es bestechen die tolle Soundkulisse und stimmungsvollen Animationen; die gezeichneten Charaktere übertreffen die meisten Schauspieler interaktiver Filme um Längen. Dazu kommt der aller Neuigkeit beraubte und gerade dadurch erfrischend andere Protagonist: Ben ist eben kein langweiliger, holder Märchenprinz, sondern der fiese, grobschlächtige Chef einer wilden Motorradgang.
70
DOSAventura y Cía
Full Throttle es una gran aventura en comparación con las actuales y las de unos años hacia aquí, pero la sombra de las otra aventuras de LucasArts es muy grande y logra eclipsar a esta. Sin embargo, no todos los días encarnamos a un duro motero, y la música es ideal y perfecta y, en resumen, es un título ameno, divertido y agradable de jugar.
70
DOSAdventure Gamers
In conclusion, if you enjoy talking to fluffy woodland creatures and slaying dragons, Full Throttle is probably best avoided; certainly the appeal of a game that is bleak, dark and edgy isn’t universal. The major criticism of Full Throttle is its short length – indeed, simplistic puzzles mean the plot unfolds at a breathtaking pace. Although the quality of immersion is excellent, it is somewhat transient, no doubt leaving many feeling short-changed. In the end, though, the intrigue and originality of the story make it a very important adventure game for all fans of the genre.
70
DOSQuandary
Any new LucasArts adventure is always eagerly anticipated and Full Throttle is no exception despite the limited appeal of its theme with its romanticised notion of biker existence. The graphics, particularly in the cut-scenes, have the unmistakable LucasArts quality that we have come to expect but, unfortunately, the game is let down by the limited amount of interaction and problem solving involved. The whole game can be played through in just a few hours and that includes watching the seemingly endless credits roll through to the bitter end. Not what I would call value for money, but others may disagree.
70
WindowsAdventure Gamers
LucasArts based the world of Full Throttle in a bleak industrialised future around an enigmatic anti-hero, with an original and compelling story. Ben Whatsisname, leader of outlawed biker gang the Polecats, is soon embroiled in a devious executive’s corporate ambitions, and forced to clear his name against a backdrop of murder, betrayal and lots and lots of motorbikes.
60
DOSWorld Village (Gamer's Zone)
For those of you teetering on the edge of silicon obsolescence you might want to think twice before purchase. While the hardware requirements are not the most stringent out there, the Full Throttle experience requires a 486/33 machine with a 2X CD-ROM that's MPC2 compliant (i.e. some of the cheaper 2X CD-ROM drives might give you sound and picture skips) Finally, the kicker is that you're gonna need 8Meg of RAM. It's a good excuse to upgrade though.
50
MacintoshElectric Playground
The trend with LucasArts is to create games that are not chastising for mistakes. Do something ludicrous to put Ben in mortal danger and he is either likely to refuse to co-operate or he'll just brush himself off like Wile E. Coyote after a fall. I kind of agree with this theory of LucasArts, but they have rid themselves of a prime source for filler material: there are no death scenes. Instead, they have opted to stretch the game with a couple of no-brainer, ultra-annoying, less-than-thrilling arcade-action sequences. This is where Full Throttle really falls on it's face.